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Old 05-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Kindle, your own pdfs or txts

I've had this quesiton for a long time and I cant seem to find any post about this, probably cuz its too obvious:

Can i upload my own .txt or .doc files to the kindle? and, in the new kindle DX, can i upload my own pdfs to it?

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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I've had this quesiton for a long time and I cant seem to find any post about this, probably cuz its too obvious:

Can i upload my own .txt or .doc files to the kindle? and, in the new kindle DX, can i upload my own pdfs to it?

thanx
Others will post with more info, I'm sure, but in the meantime, I use Mobipocket Creator publishers edition (free) to convert txt files to .prc................

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Downloa...ilsCreator.asp
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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On Kindle, .txt files are readable natively - no conversion necessary. If they are actual book files, you may want to convert them using Mobipocket Creator, Publisher edition (check the box that says "Suppress single carriage returns). Or get the book already converted to Mobipocket format. I keep small .txt files on my Kindle with lists of books I want to read, etc.

.doc files and .pdf files must be converted for Kindle 1 and Kindle 2 (you can use Mobipocket Creator again). The new Kindle DX will read .pdf files natively (.doc still requires conversion), so yes, you can copy your own files to it (just use the USB cable, or email to your Kindle - it will cost at least .15 if you email direct to the Kindle DX).
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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There is no charge for converting documents as long as you use your <name>@free.kindle.com address which will deliver the converted documents to your computer for transfer via USB.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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But on the DX, the only reason to use email is to avoid using the USB, since you can copy PDFs directly to the Kindle. No conversion necessary. That's why I mentioned the non-free email option. Of course, for the Kindle 2, you can use either email option to convert, or convert PDFs yourself.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #7
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I have a number of PDFs on my Mac. Are you saying I can load them onto a DX via USB directly from my computer? Or do I have to email them to Amazon to have them do it (for a fee)?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #8
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You can just USB the DX and load the PDF directly to the DX. You can also email the PDF directly to the Kindle DX through Amazon, but there will be transport fee.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #9
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so convert or not always a transport feee with yourname@kindle.com?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:53 PM   #10
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Yes, .15 cents per megabyte, rounded up.
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